Wednesday, May 7, 2014

June 2014 Visa Bulletin

For May 2014 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/04/may-2014-visa-bulletin.html

For June 2014 Demand Data, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/05/june-2014-demand-data.html

June 2014 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from June 1 to June 30 only). Please see below for more details.

Family Based:


Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 22MAR07 22MAR07  22MAR07 15DEC93 01JUN02
F2A 01MAY12 01MAY12 01MAY12 15MAR11 01MAY12
F2B 01APR07 01APR07 01APR07 01AUG93  15JUL03
F3 01OCT03 01OCT03 01OCT03 22JUL93 08MAR93
F4 15DEC01 15DEC01 15DEC01 08DEC96 15NOV90

Employment Based:

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China - mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 22MAY09 15NOV04 C C
3rd 01APR11 01OCT06 15OCT03 01APR11 01JAN08
Other Workers 01APR11 01JAN03 15OCT03 01APR11 01JAN08
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs
C C C C C

Link: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-june-2014.html

Also See:

Next Steps: If priority date is current and

1. If applicant is inside US, they will have to file I-485: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/how-to-file-i-485-application.html

2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/nvc-consular-processing-steps.html

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97 comments:

  1. Hi amazon, we are still hoping for good news for EB3 Phils.Only God knows...

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    1. Amazon is on vacation !!!

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    2. AMAZON is in BORACAY

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  2. AMAZON is in BORACAY

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  3. Feeling excited my PD NOV,8,2007 Phil.

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    1. You are already current. http://www.travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-june-2014.html

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    1. it'll retrogress to nov. 2005 bec of high demand...

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    2. You might be wrong. Demand or inventory for visa issuance for EB3 Philippines last March 2014 is in its lowest level. It will continue to fast track as predicted by Amazon in its previous postings. Check the numbers.

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    3. I know, it was just kinda sort of evading some "jinx" for being too excited :), retrogression to nov 2005 is really next to impossible, anyway, 2 months movement is still good though i was wishing for a big jump.

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  5. Huge retrogression in EB3-ROW back to April 2011. This sucks. Even worse for EB3-C.

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    1. Thank you India.

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    2. This is the result of many eb2 china who downgraded to eb3 category, now they are severely backlogged again, are they going back to upgrade to eb2 again?

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    3. Not that many eb2c downgrade to eb3c. The spillover will only be used to help the great eb2i and eb3i. Thats why u r seeing the difference in vb movement between eb3row, eb3c and eb3i.

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    4. As per my understanding, people who downgraded from EB2C to EB3C do not need to upgrade again. Just like EB3 upgrades are counted in both categories, downgrades should also be counted in both. Amazon, can you please confirm.

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  6. June Visa Bulletin:
    http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-june-2014.html

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  7. EB3 philippines jumped 2 months. Jan 1, 2008, congrats to those who become current

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    1. Praise God! We are current;)

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    2. What is next if we are current?

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    3. From Amazon:Next Steps: If priority date is current and

      1. If applicant is inside US, they will have to file I-485: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/how-to-file-i-485-application.html

      2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/nvc-consular-processing-steps.html

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  8. My PD is 01 May 2007, as of today 8 May 2014 NVC has not yet sent me medical and interview appointment,all requirements submitted as required by them.How many weeks do i have to wait ?Pls reply.

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    1. Are you an EB Category and what country? Are you still in the US and have filed Adjustment of Status (I-485)? Just wanted to make sure you are in the right process for further guidance.

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    2. Contact the NVC is best thing to do,

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    3. When did you apply AOS ???

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    4. What is meant by AOS.

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    5. Adjustment of Status

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    6. Same thing happens to me. My pd is oct 2007 eb3 phils. Last time i checked with nvc through email just this week, my case is not yet eligible for further processing. I hope amazon can shed us some light.

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    7. When did you file your i-485?

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    8. Im not filing i485, im processing in manila consule.

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  9. Welcome F4 to the documents over seven years of waiting., Seven years will be in October.

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  10. who will be affected by this retrogression?

    What if you already have appointment letter with interview date, are you still affected?

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    1. No you are safe...

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    2. June visa bulletin is valid from June 1. If your interview is before June 1, they will generally reserve visa.

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    3. Hi Amazon ,

      My interview is already completed in local USCIS office beginning of this month. My green card was not approved on the spot and Officer requested few more documents from me that I already submitted within few days. My dates are current only this month - July 2012 and from next month they will become unavailable. Does this mean , my case will be completed this month and a possible chance that green card will be approved or do you think I may have to wait in case officer cannot complete my green card process. Should I try and schedule an infopass and explain my situation to IO officer?

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  12. F2a retrogress about 17 months on june vb. But according to gc tracker there is a case whose pd 9th sep 2013 and the completed at nvc on april 2014. According to c oppenhem nvc start to process case according to their predicted qualifying date about 8-12 months beforehand though the case is not current hoping that this case will be current on april 2015. So on the basis of this calculation hope that pd on april 2015 vb will be 15th sep 2013. Now assume when ur case is going to be current. I also checked from 2002 all the vb f2a pd progress which is not less than 4 weeks on successive vb most of the time but occassional midway retrogression follwed by big jump. Hope u can near predict now. However im waiting to hear from amazon about f2a and to update gc calculator. My pd is 30th sep 2013.

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    1. Hi Anonymous,

      I like your analysis.I want to understand how retrogression occurs.I am waiting for F2A visa dates too like you.

      According to my understanding dates are retrogressed when there is demand in visa category.By the word "demand" I assume demand of applicants with earlier PD.So my question here is does new applicant with recent PD alters visa availibility of older applicant by making date to retrogress?

      If thats the case I assume there is serious flaw in calculation.If thats not the case then how does demand of applicants with earlier PDs increase?

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  13. how wil eb3-c moving for next month?

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    1. EB3C will start moving again in the new fiscal year or after october 2014, to maybe somewhere around end of 2011 or begining of 2012. then go from there. the inventory data shows the main reason for the retrogress in EB3C is caused by the downgrading by EB2C. However, the global retrogress has something to do with EB3I and EB2I if you look closely.

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    2. Also EB3 China only has a annual quota of about 2,802 visas + any spillovers. Hence demand from EB3 China + downgrades from EB2 China is much higher than this quota, resulting in heavy retrogression.

      There are few blog posts on right side which will provide more details.

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  14. Amazon can you help us understand the pending inventory numbers for EB3ROW? The numbers in eb2row and eb3row look similar to me, so why the retrogression for eb3row? Just because there were 1000 applicants for September??

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    1. So that all the left over visa #'s will be benefiting EBIndia applicants in the remaining of 2014FY.

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    2. The pending inventory, as the name suggests only shows inventory of I-485 which are pending.

      It does not show I485 which have been (1) approved (2) denied (3) I-485 not yet filed, (4) I-485 filed but not included in pending inventory, etc.

      There is a blog post (link on right side) which explains the I-485 pending inventory document.

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  15. So my PD is Feb7,2014 at F2A. Now, looking at the June visa bulletin I see that it has retrogressed, like a lot, what is the expected time my PD will become current? Even after if becomes current, it takes about another 6 months, right?
    Im sorry if my questions are silly, I am very new at this.
    Please help!

    -RUM007-

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    1. You can check the GC tracker for latest data. Some cases are approved in 2 months also.

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker

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  16. we know that every fb category visa number is limited for each fiscal year. that is from oct to sep of a year. if all visa number is allotted at any point of fiscal year pd will be retrogressed as the current visa pd cannot be allotted in that fiscal year due to numerical limitation. so dos have to retrogress the pd on such date up to which they can allot visa on that fiscal year till the sep 30th. so we assume that from successive fiscal year vb can progress the pd. but there is another issue that is if ones visa is available but they didnt submit in time but dos give them the grace period of one year up to which dos will wait for their submission before dos can say that those applicants are not eligible any more. this is another reason for which pd may not move at all or retrogress. Thats why we cannot predict accurately when vb will move forward or static or retrogress. if we could know that how many cases behind our pd exactly than we could near predict the movement of visa bulletin. unfortunately this is not the case.hope u got the answer from my view. best of luck.

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    1. And this is exactly what uscis want u to feel. So even if they messed up seriously, you won't really know.

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  17. Could you please update the calculator with these new PDs?

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    1. It should be updated in 1-2 days.

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  18. Does retrogression moves fast? Or if it retrogressed 1 year 5 months we have to wait that time? when the new fiscal year stars in oct 2014 the visa bulletin is going to come back to the date it was before retrogression?

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    1. It would depend on demand. If demand continues to be high (as in EB2 India), it may take some time to move dates forward. The latest data from USCIS/DOS would give more accurate estimate.

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  19. Hi Amazon! My PD is July 01, 2008 EB3 Phil. I'm so thankful for the 2 mos jumped of vb. Will it continue to move for the coming months?

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    1. Just wait, it will come soon.

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  20. Hello! My PD is December 2008 EB3 Phil. Do you think it will gonna be current this 2014? I need your response, thanks.

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    1. Anonymous who answered No! I am sorry, but from my point of view you are rude and probably wrong! Based on demand data or inventory last March 2014, there are just less than 1,900 pending prior Jan 1, 2013. And every month, for EB3 Philippines is allocated 290plus or 303 visas. So figure out that probability from March 2014 until December.

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    2. I agree prety fides

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    3. Not this year could be 2015

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    4. Dr. No says, " With malice toward none, with charity for all ".

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    5. To God Be The Glory! Dr. No is scheduled for PH Embassy Interview on this coming last week of July 2014 for EB3.

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    6. Dr No has now become Dr. Yes. Congratulations! Figures don't lie and visa bulletin for July 2014 is up to Jan 1, 2009 PD for EB3 Phils. Congratulation to those who will become current. You will become like Dr. Yes! Just joking without malice. Lol

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    7. Dr. Yes is also an Engineer and can extrapolate from Demand Data given but PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE says it all.TY to all EB3 PH on current status...always do good to our host country, see you there!

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  21. Is there any further retrogression expected in EB3 ROW?

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    1. I am not expecting any based on latest data (which is 40+ days old).

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  22. When is july vb coming out?

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    1. usually every 10th day of the month but sometimes at 7th.

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  23. Anyone here current in MAY got a letter from NVC? Thanks

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  24. Havent u got a letter from NVC yet since mayVB?

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    1. Yeap still waiting

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    2. Its been a month already and still u havent received the notice...i think u should call the NVC

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    3. Ok,thank you so much!

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  25. Hi! Amazon if the PD EB3 is gonna be current meaning the Green Card is available ? Thank you.

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    1. It means you can adjust your status for I-485, for green card and wait action from uscis. Your status is no longer hanging.

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    2. Hi lldie Ybanez thank you for the advice greatly appreciated. for June VB, I don't know when my PD will be current. The one that I mentioned was based on May current data. Hopefully no retrogression for eb3 Phil.

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  26. Hi Amazon! My PD is july 7, 2008 EB3 Phil. According to GC calculator I will be current on december 2014. I'm an ex abroad (nurse) from Saudi Arabia. My 2 year contract just ended, then I went back here in the Philippines to apply for a position in a government hospital in Saudi Arabia and I'm blesssed I was hired with 1 year contract because I thought VB movement would be very slow. Please can you give ma a piece of advise should I go back to Saudi? What if my PD will become current before the end of my contract? or better stay here in Philippines and wait till I'll be current. Any possibility of retrogression before my I will be current? I would appreciate any advice you could give. Thanks

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    1. If I may answer your question, based on the pending demand or inventory, your PD would not even reached on Dec 2014. It could be before December. And i believed EB3 Phil will not retrogress. Your 1 yr contract in Saudi might might conflict in effectively complying your Green Card application. It is your decision to make.

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    2. HI IIdie Ybanez! thank you so much for the advice greatly appreciated. from the time the PD will become current, NVC processing will take 2 to 3 months am I right?

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    3. Sometimes it will take 4 months. Just make sure all requirements are complied for it will take another 10 days to 2 weeks for the visa office to hold your documents again before its been acted after submission of requirements.

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    4. Hi ms Fides, my PD is july 30 and it is already current accdg to the May VB. until now i have't received any communication from NVC and so with my petitioner. How many months will I expect to receive the instructions from NVC?

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    5. I think you should contact your petitioner, they might have hired an immigration lawyer that handled your papers. Better still contact NVC and provide them your case number or reference of your application. The next process will be an interview in consular office where you are located.

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    6. thanks ms. fides..just received an email instructing me to fill up ds 261. any idea how many mos will it take for me to be scheduled for interview after paying the visa bill?

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    7. Hi! Guys is that including children ages 16 and 12 for medical,hope someone answer..thank you.

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    8. Your DS 261 will determine the date of your appointment and interview. Be sure that you have all the complete documents needed for an interview. The completeness of your documents and employment availability will determine approval of your GC, I am speaking for EB category. And children are included for Medical. US embassy have only authorized doctors who can accomplish medical certificates. St. Luke Hospital in Manila has.

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  27. Hi amazon, i'll be filing my i-485 next month. Can i take my medical test now?? Ty

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    1. Please see the form I-485 Adjustment of Status. The list of requirements are there and it includes the Medical Forms. Just check the new forms and the duration of its effectivity. The medical cert usually is effective 1 year. From the date of doctors appointment and to complete the medical procedures usually takes 1 month to 45 days. Better do it in advance. I hope i shared it sufficiently.

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    2. Ty, for the reply, so meaning to say if i had the medical exam now and file my adjustment of status next month (june) the uscis will accept it..???

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    3. Yes. Just be sure other requirements are complied. See Form I-485 requirements and how to fill it up. go to www.uscis.gov and search for Form I-485 or look in Amazon's related link.

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  28. Hi, My PD is Nov 2008 EB2 India, When can i expect for the dates to become current ?

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    1. Look at the GC calculator for you guys...the answers is there.

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  29. My pd is oct 01 2013, i turned 21 on feb 2014, i didnt get aproved yet. Do u think i will keep a child status? Or get changed to f2b cathegory?

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    1. What is your category?

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    2. On age 21, your category will changed to F2B. Just ask or research if your relative needs to file another petition for f2b for you.

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  30. I already filed I-485 on April and I'm 20 years old, I'll be 21 this July, Does my ages is locked in?

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    1. For immigration purposes, when you filed your I-485, provided your PD is current by that time, your age STOPED with the filing. Even if you will be 21 by July and your Green Card is not released yet, you are still considered not 21 and will not aged out. I hope this helps.

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